Sports Injuries Treated in Waxahachie, TX
Our Waxahachie Podiatrist Can Get You Back In the Game of Life!
Nearly any type of sports activity has the potential for injury to your foot or ankle. No wonder there is such a high rate of foot and ankle injuries among athletes. These injuries can be as minor as a toenail bruise or a more serious complication like an ankle fracture.
The proper treatment of these injuries can make the difference between returning to pain-free activity or on-going pain with activity. If you have experienced a sports injury, your award-winning Waxahachie podiatrists have the experience and expertise to get you back in the game!
What are the most common sports injuries?
Sports injuries vary from ingrown toe nails to ankle fractures. Each sports injury produces different symptoms and complications. Some of the most common types of sports injuries commonly seen at Family Foot & Ankle Centers include:
Although can also occur in the non-sports injury context, in kids, it is usually secondary to a sports injury or trauma. The nail borders can get traumatized by wearing tight shoe gear or trauma to the affected toe/nail causing the nail to embed under the nail fold causing inflammation. If not treated, it can then worsen into an infected ingrown toe nail causing severe pain and discomfort.
Overstretching or micro-tearing of the ligaments results in a sprain. Ligaments are soft tissue structures that connect bones together and help stabilize a joint.
Overstretching, overstraining or micro-tearing of muscles or tendons results in a tendon or muscle being inflamed and is termed tendonitis. Tendons are thick, fibrous cords of tissue that connect bone to muscle. Some of the most common tendonitis we see in our practice include Achilles tendonitis, Peroneal tendonitis, and the Posterior tibial tendonitis.
A hairline fracture that occurs in the bones from repetitive micro-trauma or force, mostly secondary to overuse or overstrain/stress on the bones. Stress fractures are most common in the foot and lower leg as it works to carry the weight of the body. The most common areas for stress fracture in the foot include the metatarsal bones, particularly the 2nd and 3rd metatarsal bones.
Bones may also cause complete breaks and dislocations secondary to a heavy force impact, commonly seen in contact sports.
Treatment for Sports Injuries
The RICE method is a common standard treatment regimen for sports injuries.
R-rest, I-ice, C-compression, E-elevation.
This treatment method is helpful for mild sports injuries. It is most effective when done within the first 24 to 36 hours after the injury. It can help reduce swelling and provide mild pain relief in the initial days following injury. Another key initial treatment regimen is to immobilize the foot and ankle to prevent the injury from worsening until your appointment with you Podiatrist.
In severe case, sports injuries may require surgery and aggressive physical therapy & rehabilitation.
No matter what sports injury you may have had, you will need to take time to allow your body to heal itself. This means reducing your activity until your injury is healed. The quicker you have your injury examined, the faster you are able to recover and return to what you love to do.
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As one of the premier podiatry centers in Waxahachie, TX, our doctors and team at Family Foot & Ankle Centers also provide 5-star podiatry care to patients from Corsicana, Ennis & Mexia, TX, and surrounding areas.